Oval Room Blue


A darkened historic blue

Oval Room Blue is the most blackened of our blues, giving it a subtly aged feel. Named after the attractively shaped rooms of the late 18th century, it sits perfectly with our popular greys to create depth and balance in either a hall or a darker, cosier family room. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Shadow White

Oval Room Blue is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 234.
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Back in 2010, we moved our entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.


Every one of our paint colours is available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, each rigorously tested to ensure an exceptional depth of colour and long-lasting finish. For the very best results, we always recommend using a Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat – see above for the correct tone for this colour.


All Farrow & Ball finishes except Limewash contain isothiazolinones, which may produce an allergic reaction. Farrow & Ball Limewash contains calcium hydroxide which can cause severe damage in contact with skin or eyes. For further information about our products, including guidance on safe use and application, click here to view our advice pages.

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Limewash: Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.

Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

All other finishes: Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing paint ! Having decided to paint the kitchen myself I wasn’t going to buy anything other than farrow and ball as I needed all the help I could get ! But I’m super happy with how it has come out, super easy to apply, great coverage and a lovely colour ! Bottom cupboards are oval room blue, and walls and top cupboards slipper satin.
Date published: 2021-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy…. We love our Oval Room Blue front door. Lots of friends and family have commented on how nice it looks - highly recommend this beautiful colour. Thanks F&B :)
Date published: 2021-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my Oval Blue Ive never painted before part from touch ups. I bought a new build and wanted to add colour, flair and some warmth to those awful magnolia walls you get as standard. I've included a before picture so you can really see the vibrancy of the change. I opted for Oval Blue in Modern Emulsion. Its not shiny but a subtle satin. Thank the lord it is water based manager to get it off the ceiling and carpet (Used frog tape and covered the carpet too) It was so easy to use virtually drip less. It went through sheet when I was filling up the roller tray from the tin. I am over the moon. Thinking of using in my ensuite. This was two coats in a dressing room. Looks very vintage!
Date published: 2021-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I decided to try a lighter colour on my front door and decided on Oval Room Blue. I’m so pleased that I did. I used the gloss paint, although I would have preferred the eggshell but felt this wouldn’t stand up to the full sun on a south facing house. I used blackened on the windows and door frames. The quality of the paint was excellent and the colour goes beautifully with the red brick and new Willow and Stone brass door furniture. My house looks so pretty now and it’s had several compliments!
Date published: 2021-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour. Our 11 year old son chose Oval Room Blue in Modern Emulsion for his bedroom walls and we all are absolutely delighted with the colour & finish. Farrow & Ball paint has once again failed to disappoint us. All that’s left to do now is reinstate his Lego!
Date published: 2021-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most beautiful finish This particular colour fitted perfectly with my beach / coastal scheme.
Date published: 2021-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delighted I took a risk and bought 7.5 litres of Oval Room Blue Modern Emulsion. I wanted to paint my hall which has 7 doors and some with glass panels on top and high ceilings (so lots of cutting in). The paint was going on top of white wall paper that had a silver shiny stripe through it. I did not undercoat or do any other prep but I am so delighted with the finish. The job is not quite finished but I am spurred on to get it complete. Lovely paint to work with fast drying, was able to paint parts and come back without worrying about any overlap marks, non drip and fast drying. Snapshot of part of the hall (1) after and (2) before. Woodwork in Wevet.
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning colour Absolutely love this colour everyone has complimented on it even the decorator admired it and asked what colour and where did I buy it he said he would have it in his house. Cant get any better compliment than that. Love it so much in my kitchen I’m also doing the lounge in Oval room blue as well
Date published: 2021-06-02
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